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, also. >> for more insight, we're joined by jennifer posener, executive director of women in media and news. jennifer, good morning. so the new fall tv lineup definitely emphasizes woman as the action hero. that's not anything new. we saw it with charlie's angels of decades past. but what do you think it is about women now that we're ready for that reemergence of the female action hero in. >> i think we've always been ready for female action here rows and always been ready for fully defined women with agency. unfortunately too often we don't get that in terms with what we're given. we see the put-upon mom who is always gorgeous but harried by her obnoxious husband like on king of queens. we see the women who are portrayed of bill bombos fighti amongst themselves. and when it comes -- basically what women are looking for are strong, independent, fully defined characters who stand up for themselves and others. it's too bad that they're only given that option in action roles. >> what about the notion that women really do like the blood and silence and they want to see other women a pa
. >> our first question is from skype from jennifer in utah. good morning, jennifer, what's our your question? >> my husband was recently diagnosed with a condition that results in a low sperm count. should we just give up hope and try to adopt? >> as a doctor i will never tell you to give up, but as a mother of an adopted child, that's a good route too. doctors look at the number of sperm in a microscope and deciding if there's enough to ovulate an egg and for men that's usually a sperm count of lower than 20 million, and it seems like already a lot. but those numbers matter and also the health of the sperm matter. so here are the things for your husband and for you to talk about and those are the simple lifestyle things, for instance, ann, things like cigarette smoking, drug use, exposure to pesticides, even hot tub use where the testicles can be warmed too much and that can reduce the sperm count. those simple lifestyle things matter. soi so i would say to you jennifer, absolutely do not give up hope, but lifestyle matters and also see an infertility specialist. >> infertility spe
incredible machine" is due out next week. jennifer nettles and christopher bush. welcome back. >> thank you. >> now you've got a football connection. are you fans? >> we're fans. well, we're falcons fans. we're from atlanta. >> well, you're still fans, that's all right. when nbc and the nfl approach you, you're going to sing the theme song. >> the theme song, which is so exciting. people are watching sunday night. they've been watching all day and can't wait for the big event in the evening and we'll be singing it. >> it should be a big response. you hear the song -- like oh, my gosh! >> i've got to watch the game! you've been on tour. how do you like life on the road? >> i love it. >> what's the best part? >> the fans is the best part. the worst part is the traveling. you're tired. >> when you sleep on a bed that moves. >> you spend a lot of time on the bus? >> we live on the bus. >> "the incredible machine," the way it's described by you folks and other interviews, it's getting back to the heart of it. >> yes, absolutely. >> what's that mean? >> well, last record, we wrote about love in g
, for sure. and i'll miss her. >> reporter: for 18-year-old jennifer wang's parents, it's going to be tough. >> i think it's time for myself to be independent. >> reporter: on move-in day at the university of minnesota, the separation anxiety is just as hard, if not harder on the parents. you're allowed to cry a little bit, right? >> i cried already. >> reporter: here and at colleges around the country, grinell in iowa, moorhouse in georgia, princeton and others, colleges are trying to help by gently nudging the parents out. >> we're encouraging them to help the student move in, get settled and then it's time to spend good-bye. >> special programs and lectures for parents on one side of the campus while new students are free to meet up with friends across the quad. speaking honestly, there's been a bit of separation anxiety in my own household. this week, i shipped off my own two kids. and it was pandemonium, but my son had this message for his micromanaging parents. >> mom, dad, it's time to let go. >> reporter: i'm not ready to let go. >> you do still have a very important part in your st
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